We are pleased to invite you to the Bone Curriculum Symposium and the Pre- Symposium on Rare Bone Diseases organised by the KBVR / SRBR Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Group on 16 - 17 March 2023 at the Conference Center Het Pand in Ghent.
The Bone Curriculum Symposium is a continuous educational lecture cycle. It includes bone biology, physiology, pathophysiology, calcium and phosphate metabolism and covers bone, calcium and phosphate disorders, osteoporosis,
diagnosis, management and treatment.
A Bone Curriculum lecture cycle is covered by three consecutive yearly symposia. Participants of three symposia are accredited the Bone Curriculum Course Certificate.
The intention of the Bone Curriculum is to provide high quality continuous education for clinicians interested in, seeing or treating patients with osteoporosis, bone diseases and bone metabolism disorders. It furthermore serves as an educational programme for rheumatology and other bone-interested medical trainees. In this sense, the lectures mainly cover up-to-date basic knowledge, overviews and reviews.
The Pre-Symposium Course on Rare Bone Diseases provides general information on rare bone, calcium and phosphate disorders to second-line clinicians and also serves as an educational update and exchange platform for dedicated bone
Pre-Symposium course on Rare Bone Diseases only - €70,00
Trainees (all medical specialities) - €0,00
Symposium (includes Pre-Symposium Course on Rare Bone Diseases)
Members KBVR-SRBR - €150,00
Non-Members - €170,00
Trainee (all medical specialities)* - €0,00
Dinner on Thursday** - €70,00
*Trainees of all medical specialities can attend the Pre-Symposium on Rare Bone Diseases and/or the Bone Curriculum Symposium free of charge, but have to upload the proof of their status provided by their institute during the online registration process.
** The Dinner on Thursday evening is only available for participants attending the Symposium.
The registration fee for the Symposium includes access to:
- All lectures
- The course on Rare Bone Diseases
- Coffee breaks and lunches as indicated in the programme
- Welcome reception on Thursday
- The exhibition
How to get there
Ghent is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station (by 'IC' Inter City or 'IR' InterRegio train). Here the Eurostar and Thalys high-speed trains can rush you from Paris or London in 1,5 hours and from Amsterdam or Cologne in 2,5 hours.
For more information on the train timetables: www.b-rail.be for trains within Belgium or www.b-europe.com for international connections.
Ghent is located on the intersection of two major European motorways: the E17 connects Northern Europe to the South, and the E40 runs from the North Sea right across to Eastern Europe.
From the E17 you take the 'Gent Centrum' exit. On the E40, from the motorway intersection in Zwijnaarde, you first follow 'Antwerpen' (E17) and then take the 'Gent Centrum' exit.
Parking: nearest public parking: P7 Sint Michielsplein: Sint-Michielsplein 8, 9000 Gent